A high decibel election campaign, marked by vitriolic accusations, for the 175 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in Seemandhra would come to an end today.
Braving scorching heat in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema, top leaders, including YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu, actor-turned-politician Pavan Kalyan, Union Minister Chiranjeevi, former Chief Minister and Jai Samaikyandhra Party (JSP) leader N Kiran Kumar Reddy have been addressing several campaign meetings everyday.
As many as 3.68 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise on May 7 during the second phase of polling (in Seemandhra) from 7 am to 6 pm.
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Naidu and Pavan Kalyan, who launched the Jana Sena Party, addressed six campaign meetings in Seemandhra last week in support of the TDP-BJP combine. Naidu's brother-in-law and top Telugu actor Balakrishna, who is contesting from Hindupur Assembly segment in Anantapur district, has also campaigned for the TDP.
Jagan Mohan Reddy, his mother Y S Vijayamma, who is the honorary president of YSRCP, and sister Sharmila have been canvassing for the success of the party. Kiran Kumar Reddy has been campaigning for the JSP extensively, though the fledgling outfit suffered early setbacks after some prominent leaders left the party.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi have addressed poll campaign rallies to boost the prospects of the ruling party, which is projected to suffer reverses in residuary Andhra Pradesh on account of state's bifurcation. Chiranjeevi, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president N Raghuveera Reddy have toured the regions in support of Congress candidates.